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let's get straight to chief meteorologist scott williams. scott, what do you got. >> hi there jeff and dawn. we're keeping tabs on what's happenings on ultimate doppler. most of the area is dry but take a look as you move toward cape may county. showers even some rumbles of thunder earlier this afternoon. we'll zoom in little closer. most of the activity now moving offshore. but we're not done yet with the rain. we'll zoom in you can see wet right now around cape make wildwood moving toward sea isle city, avalon, so don't put away that rain gear just yet. we do have mostly cloudy skies, overhead across the area, but look off to the west. we're looking at more showers and thunderstorms and some of this will be moving in late tonight possibly continuing into your saturday. a live look right now at the airport. 76 degrees the sun will set this evening at about 7:47. winds out of the southwest at 10 miles per hour. so here's the forecast. we'll keep cloudy skies, a hit or miss shower later on tonight. and then continuing once again possibly into a part of your
saturday. so we'll have that entire weekend forecast the pocono mountains down the shore and the city coming up. back to you. all right, scott. thank you. stay prepared for the weather by downloading our fox 29 news app. get live radar and alerts sent to your cell phone just search for it in the apple or google play stores. three alarm fire destroyed a commercial building in berks county this day. sky fox over the 600 block of arlington street in reading within the hour. this building went up in flames just before 3:00 o'clock. no word yet on what happened and how the fire actually started. there are no reports luckily of injuries tonight. developing to night, a city in mourning. students, parents and neighbors in wilmington, delaware, are still in shock one day after a 16-year-old girl died at a local high school after allegedly getting into a fight with some classmates. as investigators continue to piece together exactly what happened here, those who knew the young lady are remembering a life taken too soon.
let's get straight out to fox 29's jennifer joyce live in wilmington for to us name jennifer? >> reporter: good evening, dawn. there was a vigil here at howard high school earlier this morning. there was a second vigil a short time ago you can still see people gathered out here in front of a make shift memorial. we've cenacle engineering classmates, members of the community coming out here to rally, to remember amy frances joyner and condemn the violence. >> huddled in prayer students console one another how outside of howard high school of technology one morning after one of their classmates, amy frances joyner was beaten and killed inside of a school bathroom. students stopped by a growing memorial to place stuffed animals and other trinkets in honor of their friend amy. >> it hurt me. they hurt me a lot. >> high school senior jasmine says she was like a big sister to amy. an often shared advice on how to deal with high school drama. >> i just recently talking to him about this kind of stuff,
dealing with e-mails and jealousy and telling her don't worry about nobody. just worry about yourself. >> reporter: questions about why and how amy died remain unanswered. amy's father sonny spoke with us last night and said he is awaiting updates from police. >> we feel that things will come to light for us. >> reporter: 2015 howard graduate angel lease, was justice -- wants justice and change. >> she says she came up with an i am amy pledge circulating on social media. she hopes it will go viral to send a strong message and unite our community. >> i got to wake up and she didn't. i got to graduate she didn't. my mom came in my room and gave me a kiss before going to work. her mom won't see her alive a again. >> reporter: a start statement hard to process. last night her father said all of this feels like a bad dream. >> i'm going to miss her. she was the beat of my heart.
>> reporter: an autopsy is being performed a spokesperson tells me we can have the results of that autopsy as early as monday at this point no charges have been filed. jeff? >> thanks, jenny. in west philadelphia tonight a woman fights off an tack kerr as he rips down her dress and tonight police are on the hunt absolutely to for that man. these are surveillance images of the suspect police certainly want to find. you can see the victim grabbing at the man's neck during the attack. now, early wednesday morning when the attack occurred. police say the woman was walking along the 1300 block of wharton street when she noticed the suspect following her. so she pulled out her pepper spray as a precaution, then moments later police say he pounced. >> the offender at rushed up behind her, grabbed her, tackled her to the ground and pulled her dress down. the top of her dress he pulled down exposing her. she manages to fight him off and pepper spray him which time he fled. >> the woman suffered only minor injuries from the struggle again
police are urging anyone who might recognize this guy to please call them tonight. a mercer county firefighter is expected to be okay after a scare on the job this morning. the 58-year-old firefighter got lightheaded during a training exercise at the fire academy. the lawrence township fire department says this happened because he recently changed medications. he was taken to the hospital to be checked out. seven people are hurt after fire tears through six row homes in camden early this morning. skyfox over haddon avenue after crews got the flames under control. now it took firefighters nearly two hours. five children and two adults are in the hospital but the good news they are expected to be okay. authorities are calling the fire suspicious and they say they do have someone in custody. happening now, authorities in ohio are on the hunt for a killer. police say eight people, eight people were shot and killed some execution style in four different homes along rural road in the town of pike ton in the state of ohio.
authorities say they believe whoever is behind the murder social security still at large and they are considering them armed and dangerous. deputes say all of the victims appear to be part of the same family. the fbi is also offering help to local authorities. ohio governor jay kasich campaigning for president right here in the state of pennsylvania is calling the incident tragic and beyond particular mention. new development today in the wake of music legend prince's death. an autopsy is now complete but it could be days or weeks before we learn what exactly killed the icon. authorities however just announced there were no obvious signs of trauma on the singer's body and that there's no reason to suspect suicide. now they are still collecting the singer's medical records and family medical history and also waiting on toxicology results. authorities found prince yesterday morning in an elevator at his paisley park compound in suburban minneapolis. new details are surfacing about the 57-year-old's health in his final days. prince had canceled concerts in atlanta earlier this month.
saying he had the flu. and sighting sources tmz reporting prince was treated for possibly a painkiller overdose last month. authorities in minnesota today would not comment on that tmz report. we of course will continue to follow this story and keep you updated. meantime hundreds attending a tearful memorial service today for a beloved soup superintendent. dr. steven mayer of robbinsville school district died on tuesday morning after he was hit by a car while he was jogging. parents, students, teachers and community members filling the princeton alliance church to remember the very popular superintendent. so many people turned out, that the memorial service was also fed via video to another local church. turning to you decide tonight with just four days left until the pennsylvania primary primary that actually will matter this time around. candidates from both parties criss-crossing pennsylvania. hoping to get supporters to the voting booth come tuesday.
hillary clinton was on the stomach in that montgomery county this day. bill anderson is live in the newsroom now after hitting the campaign trail in jenkintown earlier today. bill, how was hillary clinton this day? >> reporter: jeff, it was a little bit interesting. she was morey lacked. slowed things down today in jenkintown a small environment and the format was more q and a than speech or lecture. the hope was that women got a chance to get their specific questions answered leading up to tuesday's primary elections. >> hillary clinton came to our area today for small meeting in jenkintown. days away from tuesday's pennsylvania primary election she hopes to generate excitement from local supporters as she discussed women's issues. >> what it means to me is an exciting opportunity for us to elect the most qualified person that we could pick and it happens to be a woman. >> reporter: event was held the curds and way a woman owned business and served as intimate environment for mostly women to discuss solutions to the issues
that unite them. >> women are supporting famili families. women are contributing to families. women are the main driver of the american economy because we are 70% consumption economy. >> reporter: secretary clinton gave only brief opening comments and reserved the rest of the nearly an hour answering questions and personal interactions. >> i also worked 12 to 14 hours a day to prove to my supervisor keep me. when i come back, you want to be -- i work hard and ultimately it cost me my pregnancy. >> your story is all too common. what happened to you was not only wrong, it's illegal. >> reporter: clinton does well with this demographic and the excitement continues today. but the real issue is excitement translates into enough delegates to reach the threshold and secure the nomination. tuesday will be another step toward answering that question. the crowd was obviously pro
hillary but many expressed appreciation for seeing a different side of her. she gave longer more personal answers and stayed to take pictures with everyone who wanted one. now, on tuesday, we'll see if this tactic leads to just good feelings or actually translates jeff to more votes. >> well done, bill, thank you very much. meanwhile rival bernie sanders was in west philadelphia this morning. where he drew the ire the kenney administration when attacked the mayor's 3-cent -- three penny tax proposal on sugary drinks. bernie sanders says it's regressive and funds pre k on the backs of the poor. kenney's people say sanders is all wet on that. more on that at 6:00. police say accused robber made their job pretty easy after hitting several businesses police say he practically walked right into their handcuffs. >> good movely. and it was his dream come true playing for the philadelphia eagles until a serious injury took him off the field for good.
>> i just remember lying on the turf at the vet screaming, you know, the pain was just unbearable. >> how he turned everything around and is now making history in south jersey. plus, a dangerous weather phenomenon in china sending children and teachers running and this wasn't the worst of it. what happened when a little boy was whipped into the air. >> wow. coming up all new at 6:00 o'clock the shuddered revel casino could be back open sooner than expected but folks will have the chanced to something very different inside. how the huge building will give you the chance to get physical. we're coming right back.
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major cocaine trafficking operation in chester. that's in delaware county, pennsylvania, attorney general annal leap kane joined other authorities today as well to announce the arrest of 11 suspected drug dealers. warrants issued for four others we are told. kane says a year long investigation revealed the operation was being run out of chester housing project there. authorities say 37-year-old james towsend was in fact the ringleader. >> the townsend organization effectively used the cover of the housing development for distribution of large amount of cocaine. down send organization continue i didn't feel used count surveillance to locate, identify and neutralize police presence. >> kane says the group sold between five, five to $15 million worth of cocaine on the streets of chester from january to december of 2015.
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moten nfl career didn't last as long as his teammates but his road to success in another career sweeter because he earned it. iain page has his story. >> i'm a native of clearwater florida. >> reporter: ron moten agree up in clearwater, florida with dreams of playing in the nfl. moten earned a scholarship to play if the ball at the university of florida. in 1987, his dreams came true when he was drafted by the eagles in the sixth round. his future was bright. >> the kind of linebacker that buddy ryan was looking for a aggressive linebacker. looked like a promising career ahead of him. >> gary cobb played linebacker for 11 years. he played for the eagles from 1985 to 1987. g. cobb as he's known locally became a popular sports talk radio host in philadelphia and now does some work for the nfl providing guidance to young players on how to transition to life after football.
cokk and moten were teammates in 1987. >> he was doing well, boom, goes down, has a knee injury. >> just his third preseason game, moten injured his right knee. >> i just remember lying on the turf at the vet screaming, you know, the pain was just unbearable. >> after a couple of years on injured reserve eagles let him go. but resigned him for one more chance at his dream in 1990. but moten tore up his other knee in preseason. >> i knew right then and there that that was the end of my football playing days. i knew i was done. >> what was he going to do? he wasn't prepared. >> reporter: moten wasn't ready for life after football. he never earned his degree from the university of florida. didn't have much money and need add place to stay. >> i said why don't you come live with me? we can both struggle together. >> reporter: ted read is a senior vice-president of sports and entertainment for morgan stanley in south jersey. in 1990, read was starting his
career met moten at a picnic and the two hit it off. >> he taught me about the business of sports. i taught him, you know, about how to manage his money, and together we both grew. those two years i slept on ted's couch. we would have conversations and stories about, man, hope our lives won't be like this, you know 15, 20 years from now. that was the absolute lowest point of my life. i realized at that point in time, man, you really -- you got to figure out something, man. >> reporter: moten went back to school enrolling at rutgers cam after two years of going to school at night, moten earned a degree in psychology in 1995. after graduation, moten met isaia steinberg a superior court judge and sports fan who steered moten to the camden county prosecutor's office. moten was hired a week later and never looked back. excelling in the narcotics unit and homicide. in 2015, after rising to the rank of deputy, chief prosecutor
mary cola little low asked moten to be the chief of detectives. >> i'm an emotional guy. i truly am. got emotional and my response was it would be an honor to serve as your chief. >> moten was sworn in by his old mentor judge steinberg now retired flew up from florida and moten's two youngest kids were there to share the experience. moten supervisors more than 70 investigators and is the first african-american to be named chief. >> 20 years earlier, upping, a guy who, you know, had the opportunity most kids dream about playing in the nfl had nothing. had nothing. had it not been for ted reid i would have been homeless. had nothing. >> he always had it in him and these were transitional skills that he had as an athlete. >> the big thing about ron he didn't stay down. it's amaze wrack he is now. moten's nfl career ended early
but the resilience linebacker persevered and made the most of a second chance. >> i'm the luckiest guy in this office, man, to have had such a path of getting here and then having the opportunity to retire sitting in this seat. >> reporter: iain page, fox 29 news. >> what a story. he plans to serve out the term of the current prosecutor in 2019 and retire with 25 years of service. then it will be on to his next journey. good luck to him. president obama is adding his voice to the chorus of americans speaking out against north carolina law many say his anti transgender the president is not mincing his words. >> what's going on while you sleep? why, w you are getting shut eye could mean you're only getting half the rest you need. plus, intercity students who never had voice are finally being heard. what they're saying that is saving lives. ♪
nations. u.s. secretary of state john kerry signing the historic paris agreement on climate change with his granddaughter in his arms. under the agreement countries set their own targets for cutting down on greenhouse ga gases. academy award winning actor leonardo dicaprio also taking the stage at the event to call on leaders to take historic action. the non binding treaty was approved in france in december after years of negotiations. while in london president obama calls out north carolina and mississippi for their laws that limit protections for those in the lgbt community. he calls the laws wrong and says they should be overturned. the president spoke out about the issue after the uk put a travel advisory out wanting british zip citizens about possible discrimination in parts of the united states the law put in place restrictions that include allowing businesses and religious groups to deny the lgbt communities from services or restrict who can use what bathroom. mandatory evacuations are
being forced in small texas town a mid on-going flooding affecting that state. >> the colorado river is expec expected to crest and now crews in the town of wharton are rushing families out ahead of the dangers. rising flood waters caught many by surprise after the rain already ended. the new flooding is due to water flowing from upstream and crews want families out by nightfall to prevent having to make numerous rescues. police accused of robber made their job easy after hitting several businesses. officers say he practically slipped right into their happened cuffs. >> crocodile shows up in village and thankfully this came to a peaceful end. officials say it points to a much larger problem. we'll explain. scott. >> dawn, right now it's dry and quiet for most of us. however showers even thunderstorms off to the west and a part of that activity could linger into the upcoming weekend. we have you covered with that update. the pollen level forecast and more rainfall chances next week. that seven day forecast is next.
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♪ welcome back. with a live look a at sea isle city tracking a chance for rain and some storms. chief meteorologist scott williams will have how this could impact your weekend coming up in your fox 29 weather authority. the city of wilmington, delaware is still in shock from yesterday's tragic events at a local high school. police say 16-year-old amy frances joyner was beaten and killed inside her high school bathroom at howard high of
technology. students gathering today to pray, to leave flowers and stuffed animals in amy's memory. authorities say a group of other students got into a fight with the teenager. police are still trying to piece it altogether. there are no science of trauma and suicide is not expected in prince's death. the death investigation on going after an autopsy was performed on the music icon. officials say it could take weeks to determine what caused his death. prince was found unresponsive at his compound yesterday morning. he was just 57 years old. in florida, police say a suspected robber made things pretty easy for them. >> sounds like it after hitting several businesses, police say they didn't have to search very far to find him fox's ken suarez has that story. >> reporter: he had no problem coming in with a stolen gun to intimidate or more. police say he hit three businesses. each one close to the next on state road 60. all within the last week.
>> anything to say. >> under questioning he admitted he was the guy they were looking for. larry how well 16-year-old niece was working the counter at this pizza place when investigators say schuller burst in and pointed a gun straight at her. >> i wasn't real sure what to do. i just wanted him to leave. so -- i didn't want anybody to get hurt. i was afraid if i did anything stupid that he might try to pull the trigger i just wanted her to give him the money and let limb get out. >> reporter: she did and he did. at cvs the gun comes out again. terrified clerks hand over the cash and he takes off. his next target race track. just before sunrise. wearing the say the same thing as intruder wore in the pizza hold up hoodie shorts and flip-flops, detectives say schuller threatens clerks with his gun. grabs the cash and high tales it out. that was not the end of his crime spree early thursday morning around 3:00 a.m., schuller makes a decision. not a very good one. he comes back to the scene of the last crime, race track.
>> how often does the criminal go back to the scene of the crime? >> it's not real common. we don't see it very often. >> reporter: detectives got lucky when schuller did. they were staking the place out ready to nab him. and you know what, he shows up a little after 3:00 a.m. >> he's not the sharp pet tool in the shed for sure. >> reporter: any surprise you got caught. >> schuller is just 19. he already has a rap sheet. which just got a little longer. in lake wales, ken suarez, fox news. >> and fact your fox 29 weather authority. another gorgeous day, scott williams. >> we do have some changes, though, we need the rain because the pollen levels have really been high, but it's not going to be whole lot of rain. don't want to disappoint guys. >> okay. >> let's talk about ultimate doppler right now. most of the area it's dry, it's quiet. there have been some showers even thunderstorms earlier in the afternoon in sussex county also cape may county. some lingering activity right now just offshore from cape may but most of us once again are dry. but we might not stay that way
because as we expand the view take look off to the west. you can kind of see this swirl taking place right now and that is the upper air disturbance that will bring more lift and also more chances for some showers possible thunderstorms overnight tonight and early on your saturday unfortunately. we're going to go hour by hour starting the clock at 6:00 o'clock. you can see most of us remaining dry for your dinner and evening plans out there. so don't cancel anything for tonight. then as we roll ahead, after about 11:00 o'clock moving toward midnight we have better chances in south jersey, parts of delaware as well as north and west and then overnight early on saturday morning, we're looking at some showers, maybe a rumble of thunder across the area first thing tomorrow morning. so you wake up saturday morning running some errands. don't be surprised to still be dealing with some leftover showers and some cloud cover before we see some clearing. 76 degrees right now. the sun will set this evening about 7:47. most of us once again will stay
dry through that period. it's really overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning the best chances for that rain across the area. 77 degrees right now atlantic city. 72 in wilmington. mid 70s in allentown along with reading. we'll zoom in a little closer down the shore. it's a little cooler. 61 degrees right now cape ma may point. moving toward wildwood. 65, 60 at the boardwalk along with beach haven. so here's the setup. the high pressure that kept us dry for really the entire week that is breaking down and here's that system off to the west. that will be moving through. so we've advanced the clock ahead to tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. we're still looking at that disturbance moving through our area. so that's why we have that chance early tomorrow morning for left over clouds and showers. but then watch as that system pulls away, we're looking at winds out of the north 70 degrees will be the high temperature for tomorrow. so once again not a whole lot of rainfall. we're looking at about quarter of an inch to half an inch of rainfall before all is said and done. so unfortunately, it's not
really going to help with those pollen levels that will remain in the high category for saturday sunday, monday into tuesday. the scale only goes to 12. so you can zoo see those numbers above 10 and above 11 for the next several days. the culprits right now oak, birch along with maple so keep that in mind for your weekend plans especially outdoors. so scattered showers around especially overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning. otherwise, we're looking at a high temperature tomorrow of 70 degrees and in the pocono mountains showers linger the first part of the day tomorrow. 61 degrees will be the high temperature there tomorrow 64 on sunday. what about down the shore? we're looking at those showers once again lingering the first half of the day. 63 degrees the high temperature tomorrow. 61 on sunday. it's going to be breezy that weather authority seven day forecast showing you it's an eight. for tomorrow. >> an eight? >> on a scale of one to 10. >> i think you can go nine.
>> come on. >> 10 for sunday and then a 10 on monday with that high of 80 degrees. more chances for some scattered showers and storms next week. >> nicely done, thank you very much. beautiful. >> dangerous weather phenomenon in china sending young children and teachers running and this wasn't the worst of it. what happened when a little boy was actually whipped into the air? >> what exact system going on when you sleep? why where you are getting your shut eye could mean you are only getting half the rest you need.
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♪ a young boy is injured in china when he gets swept off the ground by a severe dust storm. frequent storms are called dust devils. they are tornado like psych clones of whirling dust spiraling more than 10 feet into the air. three dust devils hit the elementary school. teachers raced to evacuate the students but the third definitely whipped a student nearly 10 feet into the air.
that boy suffered minor head injuries when he fell to the ground. he is at the hospital tonight. wow! two pilots are back at at it. they are relying on solar power to fly around the world. they started the journey months ago but had to land to fix a couple of things. now, they are back in the air. the swiss made solar impulse two departed hawaii thursday. it is expected to land in northern california on sunday. >> the training flights went well. the team has done fantastic job much the weather looks good. of course, it's we have to be ready for anything. >> the modern day wright brothers aircraft landed in hawaii last july but had to stay on the island longer than expected which really isn't a problem really for most folks. after plane's battery system suffered heat damage on its trip from japan. >> two women walk alone in the colorado wilderness.
their looking for something that a family desperately wants back. how the pair is turning their passion into a purpose. plus intercity students who never had a voice are finally being heard now. what their saying that apparently is saving some lives. hey, sean. >> jeff, the flyers still alive. still holding on. game five tonight. they're hoping to hold on for just little bit longer. the guys talk about the one guy, the one guy that can keep them in the series hater in sports.
in the brains of students at a sleep lab. people wake up more easily when they're sleeping in an unfamiliar setting and scientists say this is an involuntary defense mechanism. there's nothing you can actually do about it. the findings appear in the journal current biology. if you've been taking medicine for heartburn for while now you may want to talk to your doctor. >> that's right. new study suggests you could be putting your kidneys in danger. dr. oz explains. ♪ have you been taking the same medication for ulcers or heartburn for a long time? if so, you might want to talk to your doctor. proton pump inhibitors one of the most widely used drugs available over the counter now reduce the amount of acid in your stomach to help relieve symptoms these ppis can be very effective in short term therapy. but long-term use can increase the risk for serious health conditions. new study followed people take them continuously and compared them to others taking a
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>> they're raw. they're real. >> they are the reigning world champions of the brave new voi voices. teenagers, 13 to 19 years old, poe poet tepoe interest tree, sd beats. human instruments. a very different sound of philadelphia. greg corbin is founder and executive director of the philly youth poetry movement. >> very raw. these young people speak from very authentic and truthful space that society often neglects or frowns upon. >> you have nothing to look forward to.
>> reporter: he knows. greg says he comes from the same dee dark place. a place that silences, destroys spirits or ends the very lives of some of these young people. >> a lot of issues come through our door. you talking about young people that have been neglected arc ban donned whether it's even at home or just dealing with school. some young people don't feel save walking to school or in school. >> reporter: greg program director kate minor and artistic director perry, maintain a save place for these teens to open up and find their voices. >> i think you don't care enough to teach me today. >> for bring bring it out themselves time. some of them are waiting to burst. all i was looking for was an opportunity. some of them you got to take the time. >> reporter: altar ego ricoh. human beat box on the mike. >> i'm a whole other person. >> reporter: says she knew she
was a poet but too shy to let anybody know it. >> shy? you? >> yes. >> really? >> yes. >> how? >> i can't even explain it. >> we're going to do little simulation. >> reporter: she was failing in school, and in life. she only came here for extra credit. >> the table has totally flipped for me because i was that student that didn't even want to come to school. now i'm coming to school ready to share my knowledge. >> for them their poetry gives space for them to speak back to a lot of the things that they witness in their communities and say that we aren't going to be silented. >> reporter: many here found their voices and stepped up their grades through english teacher kate minor's poetry cl club. >> at the academy at palumbo. like nay teen, mike white, and
car mean in a smith. >> it helps my confidence i can now argue with my knowledge and with my words. >> the type of space it creates for you save space for to you talk about what's going on with you. there's people resources to help you. so help you get me threw a lot of tough times in my life. >> you're experiencing and pu putting your would you describe out there. you'll know what resonates with the crowd and what the crowd doesn't like to hear. ♪ >> reporter: professional vocal percussion any of the bethlehem robinson demonstrates how she communicates. >> so growing up in germantown, with the name bethlehem you can imagine. >> reporter: she uses her entire body and voice with and without words. ♪ >> reporter: she told the kids it takes time to find their
groove. but when they do, they'll never lose it. ♪ >> that's what's all about. it's not going to be ease seem it's not going to be comfortable but if you can bear to do it, that's like half the battle right there. >> reporter: the battle to center stage at the grand slam, a sold out crowd. six young poe et cetera to defend ewpm's crown for the fourth time. mike been scharr mean in a made the cut. >> reporter: the philly team heading to the world brave new voices slam in d.c. new adventure every day. it's the best job. i can't see myself doing anything different. >> getting to watch kids on stage do something that they
felt was once impossible. >> it's going to be a, it's cool to be a world champion. young people understand they're a champion with or without a trophy. >> joyce evans, fox 29 news. very impressive. volunteers spread across bartram's garden for a earth day project. united by blue and natural wildlife federation teamed up to clean up the area. their efforts made a major dent. they collected over 1,000 pounds of trash. >> fortunately and unfortunately it was a very even balance of plastics and mixed trash. so all of that plastic is now going to be able to be recycled versus ending up in waterways as we mentioned before, 80% of the trash that ends up in oceans and waterways is land based. >> officials with the democratic national convention participated in the service project. the convention is rolling out a number of community events to help keep people engaged leading up to the convention this summ
summer. a crocodile shows up in a village and this came to peaceful ending but officials say it points to much larger problem and we will explain. and coming up at 6:00 o'clock, all eyes are focused on pennsylvania with the democratic candidates for president pulling out all the stops today. what they said when our cameras showed up today. plus, disturbing pictures showing an attack at a local neighborhood where police say this man tried to do and the search to find him. this man tried to do and the search to find him. ♪ that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs.
just settled with authorities r their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street.
and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an
economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. modres: the cost of living the pay stays the same. i have to work extra hours just to make ends meet. it's a big struggle. one person that really gets this is katie mcginty. she came from a working-class family. she was ninth of 10 kids. she gets it. she'll fight for equal pay for equal work. katie mcginty will protect social security and medicare.
villagers capture a wayward crocodile wandering around in northern india. residents first spotted the 7-foot reptile while heading out to the fields. they were able to catch the crock tie it to a pole before calling officials. rapid expansion of human cements across india is depleting the natural habitats of wild animals meaning more people are seeing elephants, crocodiles and other potentially dangerous animals in their neighborhoods. local officials say the crocodile will be transported to an animal sanctuary. you might call two colorado women a holmes and watson for pets. >> they've turned their passion into a service for animal lovers. fox's dan darue caught up with them as they tackle their latest case. >> last time we were out here it was up to my knees. >> reporter: for friends and dog lovers whitney olson and kristin rollins it started by just doing the right thing. >> somebody's animal goes lost or is missing or a stray is running the streets it tugs at our heart strings and we're the people who stop. >> reporter: the first dog olson and rollins found was
murphy. he had been missing for over a month. >> we kept hearing about this dog and we finally spotted him and we were able to come back through loft and found pets and figure out who he belonged to. >> reuniting dogs and owners was gratifying to the girls they started up missing mut detectives. >> it kind of just became clear to us there was a need for something like this in our community. >> i'm almost wondering if maybe we went -- we put food on the ground. >> reporter: not missing mut detectives have been trying to catch stray dog in aurora. they've set up scent traps and food traps and so far the leary dog just won't get close enough to be caught. but his image was caught on motion sensor cameras and he or she looks like this. >> she's not happy out there and he's not healthy out and there it's not good situation for them. >> reporter: they invested more than money and time in their vin cher they've invested their hearts. >> you're not slick. >> good luck to them. the missing mut detectives only
have the resources to look for one dog at a time. they do it free of charge and accept donations through a gofundme account that they are doing to continue their dog searching efforts. ♪ tonight at 6:00 horrific pictures showing an attack in local neighborhood. what police say this man tried to do and the all out manhunt now underway to find him. ♪ plus, remembering the local teen who went to school and never came home. how she's being honored after a deadeadly fight and the new puso get her classmates to do better. >> ♪ >> live from center city in philadelphia, this is fox 29 news at 6:00. ♪ and right now at 6:0 6:00 yr friday plans in jeopardy. >> you may not see it in your neighborhood just yet but ultimate doppler radar shows what we are tracking right now. rain with a chance of storms.
good evening i'm dawn timmeney. >> i'm jeff cole. so what's happening and what it means for your weekend? let's get straight to chief meteorologist scott williams for the answers. scott. >> hi there jeff and dawn. right now we have mostly cloudy skies across the area. a couple of scattered showers but most of us will stay dry at least for the time being, and it's really overnight and first part of the day on saturday when we have a better chance for some widespread rain. as we look what's happening on the satellite and radar you can see a couple of scattered showers down the shore. most of that activity is diminishing but off to the west, take a look we're looking at scattered showers even some thunderstorms so this activity will be moving in our direction especially overnight tonight and early on your saturday. but look at the temperatures right now. still pretty mild. 75 degrees the sun will set this evening at 7:47. so here's your hour by hour planner. don't cancel any of your friday evening plans. we're just looking at cloudy skies and really mild temperatures upper 60s by 9:00 o'clock. maybe hit or miss shower.